Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Drug Shortages in the United States

One of our pharmacists asked me "Are we now in Sudan?"

It seems like we are a third world country because we are dealing with serious and nationwide pharmaceutical shortages for needed drugs.  Medications like Propofol (yes, the one that killed Michael Jackson) and Succinylcholine, a neuromuscular drug that is commonly used in surgery, are in such short supply that we are canceling surgeries and

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